Random ???


Question

In general, I’m pretty easy going. People don’t usually bother me, and I don’t tend to hang on to things.

But every once in a while something happens that I just get stuck on. Rarely it’s something in a personal relationship. Usually it a brief interaction with a stranger. And I’ll think about it for months later!

What’s going on here?

I’ll randomly remember a random nasty comment a stranger made while driving down the freeway, and then I’ll have some sort of fantasy about a snappy comeback I could have made but didn’t think of in the moment.

I’ll bet that’s something a fair amount of people experience. I’m just wondering why I’ll remember that particular experience over and over again, but not another.

Just a quirk of human brains?

I’ll be SO ANGRY for about 10 minutes, and then it’s gone.